Sounds Like Now will celebrate and open up new music culture with monthly articles by the best writers.

Performer Profiles – What they’re up to, how they approach and what they think about the music and culture.
Composer Profiles – Established and new. What makes them tick?
Scenes, Styles, Trends – Get to know the music, from those who know and love it.
Opinion & Review – Key ideas and events in the new music calendar.
Behind the Scenes – Find out about the people who make things happen.
Q & A – with artists and contemporary music lovers.

You may get in touch with the editorial team headed by Tim Rutherford-Johnson via editorial@soundslikenow.net.

Every art form needs to be talked about. Just as important as the works themselves are the spaces that surround them for comment, debate and criticism. Until now, while other forms of music and art are well covered by print and online media in the UK and Ireland, contemporary composition and performance have not had a dedicated, accessible forum of their own. Sounds Like Now will change that, not only through its news and previews of the most exciting new works and trends, but also through a commitment to offer some of the very best music writing on the web. Each issue will include substantial articles on topics and individuals within new music, as well as critical round-ups from around the UK and Ireland, and a range of shorter features designed to inform and engage readers and listeners. British and Irish new music is vibrant, exploratory, diverse, engaging and critical. With Sounds Like Now its voices have a new space in which to be heard.

Music after the Fall Modern Composition and Culture since 1989Tim Rutherford-Johnson’s new book Music After the Fall: Modern Composition since 1989 has just been published by University of California Press.  In it he considers musical composition in the contemporary context of globalization, digitization, and new media. Drawing connections with the other arts, in particular visual art and architecture, he expands the definition of Western art music to include forms of composition, experimental music, sound art, and crossover work from across the spectrum, inside and beyond the concert hall.


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